Research Associate II / Senior Research Associate I for Vector Biology Assay Development

San Rafael, California
Jul 11, 2018
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

BioMarin is the world leader in delivering therapeutics that provide meaningful advances to patients who live with serious and life-threatening rare genetic diseases. We target diseases that lack effective therapies and affect relatively small numbers of patients, many of whom are children. These conditions are often inherited, difficult to diagnose, progressively debilitating and have few, if any, treatment options. BioMarin will continue to focus on advancing therapies that are the first or best of their kind.

BioMarin's Research & Development group is responsible for everything from research and discovery to post-market clinical development. Research & Development involves all bench and clinical research and the associated groups that support those endeavors. Our teams work on developing first-in-class and best-in-class therapeutics that provide meaningful advances to patients who live with rare diseases. Come join our team and make a meaningful impact on patients' lives. The Vector Biology Group at BioMarin Pharmaceutical is currently recruiting exceptional individuals at the Research Associate II / Senior Research Associate I. The successful candidates will join a dynamic interdisciplinary group which will develop and commercialize the major gene therapeutics for several genetic diseases. Applicants should have a Bachelors or Master's degree in a relevant field, be experts in molecular biology, cell biology and biochemistry. Experience in cell culture and molecular biology techniques are particularly desirable. Viral-based vector biology, virology, gene therapy, protein expression analysis are desirable knowledge/experience areas but not required. Teamwork, individual-initiative, and meticulous recordkeeping are essential.


This position is to support vector application development projects.


Cell culture based assays and vector production Molecular biology - cloning, sequence analysis, PCR, qPCR Protein biology/ chemistry - ELISA, Western blot Execute and document laboratory procedures and experiments with great attention to detail


Assay development experience Cell culture work - multiple cell lines Molecular biology - DNA isolation, primer design, PCR, Gibson assembly, nucleic acid purification Protein biology/ chemistry - ELISA, Western Strong organization skills and ability to multitask efficiently in a dynamic environment Gene therapy experience is a plus but not required. Assay development experience. Strong organization skills and computer skills.


Senior Research Associate I:Bachelor's degree and at least 6 years of relevant experience - OR - a Master's degree with at least 4 years of relevant experience

Research Associate II: Bachelor's degree and at least 4 years of experience - OR - a Master's degree with at least 2 years of relevant experience


Laboratory equipment


Must be able to work in a team format and present data at internal meetings.


No directs reports.